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to washington address these issues. i hope that as a nation and as a commonwealth, we can do better in the future. you know that as your attorney general i will continue to fight and address them here with everybody in massachusetts who cares about these issues, thank you. [ applause ] >> so, for me and for you tonight this campaign comes to an end. but there's plenty of work to do here in massachusetts and as we continue to organize for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you! [ applause ] >> greta: that of course martha coakley. we are waiting for scott brown to speak. we'll go to him as soon as he takes the stage. right now sarah palin joins us by phone the author of the mega best seller going rogue and a fox news political contributor. governor palin nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stan of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> i think is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across our countr
american city. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert. the drama is building aheald of what was once considered a relatively undramatic special election to fill the open senate seat that late saturdsenator ted kennedy filled for decades. a rasmussen report released an hour ago shows scott brown closing the gap over democrat martha coakley. it was nine points a week ago. brown leans in the democratic leaning public policy poll taken last week, while coakley was up 15 in a recent boston globe survey. correspondent molly l moll moll reports. >> reporter: a once unthinkable political scenario is developing in massachusetts. once considered a virtual lock for the democrat, relatively unknown republican is mounting a serious challenge within striking distance of victory. >> wants to go back to the bush-cheney policy providing for the -- >> you can run against bush-cheney but i'm scott brown. i drive a truck. >> reporter: the candidates squared off in a contentious final debate last night. republican scott brown
all-star and the friday lightning round. "special report" starts now. welcome to washington. i'm jim angle in for bret baier. some 10,000 american troops expected in earthquake ravaged haiti by monday as the world mobilizes a mantarian crusade for the living and tries to dig out the dead. correspondent steve harrigan is live in port-au-prince. good evening, steve. >> jim, when all the buildings has been knocked down, use the street for everything, for a home, bathroom and for some it's become a cemetery. we are seeing a rescue operation right here on the side of the road. it's ordinary nations using their own bear hands to try to pull people of the of the rubble. in this case, for this woman, it looks like they've gotten here too late. the basics here still aren't getting done like picking up bodies. a corpse in the road covered with flies. no one has moved the corpse but they set up a number of stones as a roadblock to keep the cars from running over the dead bodies. >> a lot of people are trying to get word to our mother. we're fine. not all of us, but we're fine. we left the house
>> scott brown comes to washington. >> backroom deals and lack of transparency and lack of not solving problems is getting old. >> bret: the healthcare proposal appear to be dead. >> i don't see the votes for it at this time. >> bret: in the wake they're scrambling to salvage something. >> that there has to be basic things we can agree on. >> bret: brown's election massachusetts completely changes the political landscape in washington. we have fox team coverage with jim angle, carl cameron, james rosen and molly line. plus, shannon bream with another major game changer for the 2010 mid-term election elections issued today by the u.s. supreme court. "special report" starts right now. ♪ >> bret: the speaker of the house today officially threw dirt on the healthcare plan that was unofficially killed in tuesday's election of massachusetts republican scott brown to the senate. chief washington correspondent jim angle starts off tonight's broadcast with an obituary. >> reporter: this was only one hope to keep the democratic health proposal alive, have the house pass the sena
captioning services, inc >> welcome to washington, i'm bret baier. polls open tomorrow for one of the biggest election in years. it could literally decide the fate of the democrats' healthcare reform legislation. first, a quick update on the rescue efforts in haiti. 70,000 bodies have been recovered so far. a massive relief evident continues today. the united nations officials say 73,000 people received enough food to last a week. the u.n. is calling on more soldiers to keep the peace. u.n. promises to contribute million-and-a-half in emergency aid. and president obama committed $100 million to the effort. we have much more live from haiti in a few minutes. ♪ ♪ >> bret: first up, in a region that loves its sports the massachusetts senate race could be turning into one of those miracle on ice. david versus goliath story. relatively unknown republican could be 24 hours from staging one of the biggest political upsets ever. karl cameron reports on a day before the election that was never supposed to be close. >> greeting the hockey fans, scott brown on the brink of the once unthinkable, winn
to roll up her sleeves and go to washington, and get to work. >> democrat martha coakley is fighting to secure the party 60th vote for healthcare reform. >> if you were fired up in the last election, i need you more fired up in this election. > >> bret: with president obama's election in the balance. election coverage from boston. we have reports from our team and expert analysis from steve heys, a.b. stoddard, charles krauthammer and brit hume. "special report" starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> welcome to boston. i'm bret baier. special elections even for senate seats normally don't get that much attention. even locally. and very little national notice. but this is filled with story lines that go beyond the massachusetts border. we have team coverage. jim angle is in washington with how it affects the healthcare reform. molly line live at coakley headquarters at boston. we begin with the chief political spore on the dent karl cameron from headquarters also in boston. good evening. >> well, the polls close at 8:00 eastern time. you said it, with the exception of presidential election, the
the healthcare bill. it's really about the lack of civility in washington and no conversation. a lot is done behind closed doors. it's inappropriate. we can do better. >> the latest poll shows brown has come from behind and surged ahead of state attorney general martha coakley who this morning campaigned at martin luther king jr. day breakfast. >> i asked for your vote tomorrow. on tuesday the 19, i would be honored to go to washington and work for you and with you. >> brown attended but chose not to speak at the mlk breakfast and accused coakley of desperation. >> i certainly didn't realize this was a rally for martha and i thought it was inproe inappropriate that she started to ask for people's vote when we're here to remember martin luther king jr. >> reporter: coakley says she took it for granted in the state, led an overly negative race and let brown come from behind in the shortened special election sprint. >> people in massachusetts know my record. they'll vote tomorrow. i think we will have a victory. >> how is it going, boston? >> reporter: president obama slammed brown and the gop
backlash felt all the way to washington. winner scott brown talks about what he'll do as the 41st republican senator. healthcare reform in disarray. the white house and congressional democrats try to deal with the new political reality on capitol hill. lawmakers rip the administration terrorism policy following last month's attempted airliner bombing. we look at the changing political landscape one year after the inauguration of president obama. all that, plus brit hume's analysis and the fox all stars right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the man whose election has rocked the democratic party and jeopardized the president's healthcare reform agenda will come to washington thursday. republican scott brown's victory tuesday in a special senate election is being seen as a rebuke of the democratically controlled congress and the new administration. we have fox team coverage tonight. jim angle has details on what brown's win does to healthcare reform. and we begin with chief political correspondent karl cameron in boston where the senator-elect
-stars, right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. death is everywhere in port-au-prince, haiti, tonight. the capital city was virtually at ground zero of the most powerful earthquake to hit the area in almost 250 years. estimate of the dead range from tens of thousands to to 100,000. many more are homeless, hungry and hurting. we begin our coverage with the white house correspondent wendell goler live in dominican republic. >> good evening. we believe the air force managed to evacuate a plane load of injured presumably for treatment of hospital. but the dark has fallen and that may be the only plane that t flies out of port-au-prince today. recovery and relief efforts are largely uncoordinated. several main hospitals, the doctors without borders declared inoperable. medical care provided by cuban med center and hotels now. government of haiti was affected by the earthquake. parliament and presidential palace and the u.n. mission. some of the people who would have led the recovery efforts are simply not available. reports indicate that rescuers are working with
by. fed chairman ben bernanke. but much of washington is bailing on the country's top banker. a senate vote is coming down to the wire to determine whether he keeps his job. president obama hits the campaign trail. trying to sell a new jobs initiative and limit his mounting political losses. a prominent democrat puts another nail in the coffin of healthcare reform legislation suggesting a time-out. a year after the president promised to shut it down by today, why is the guantanamo prison still open? all that, plus the fax all-stars and the friday lightning round, right here, right now. ♪ ♪ welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. while president obama talked jobs in ohio, one job in particular is apparently very much in question tonight. the one held by federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. the ticking clock may be winding down on bernanke's days at the helm and there is a very fluid situation right now in congress. fox business network correspondent peter barnes has a developing story that, peter, really could affect the markets. >> and our pocketbooks, bret. we have been
: welcome to washington, i'm bret baier. president obama says the christmas day attempted bombing of u.s. airliner was the result of a failure to connect and understand intelligence that the government already had and that he is ultimately responsible. late this afternoon, the president outlined steps he is ordering to tighten things up. senior white house correspondent major garrett is live on the north lawn with details. >> reporter: good evening. there is a lot of ground to cover but the proud outline of the president's statement and the unclassified report released by the counterterrorism advisor are these. the president said we are at war. though the president said it before it was generally in the context of afghanistan. what he and his advisors say is most surprising to them is al-qaeda and the arabian pence, yemen, is not an aspirational terrorist cell but operational one that is a real and lethal threat to the united states. the president described the suspect in the case umar farouk abdulmutallab as a knowner theer r e er t known terrorist. one who never should have been aboa
-stars and the friday lightning round right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. on a day when president obama went to the political lion's den meeting with the house republicans he was able to tout good news for the economy. fourth quarter annual growth rate of 6%. white house correspondent wendell goler reports that the president is trying to boost those figures by doing something about another set of numbers. the ones dealing with unemployment. >> armed with a bigger than expected increase in economic growth in the last three months of last year, the president visited a baltimore small business and proposed a tax cut to spur job creation this year. >> employers like terry, would get a tax credit of up to $5,000 for each and every employee that they add in 2010. and you will get a tax break for increases in salaries as well. >> the current 5.7% annual growth rate reflects the second quarterly increase in a row, that could mean the recession is technically over. but the chair of the president's council of economic advisors chris tena romer would only say it's th
and the fox all-stars, right here, right now. >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the middle eastern nation of yemen is under the global microscope, following reports that the al-qaeda branch is seeking to become a major player in global terrorism. senior white house correspondent major garrett reports on how the u.s. is dealing with the increasingly dangerous situation. >> president obama and the first family arrived in the frigid nation's capital as the pursuit unfolded half a world away in yemen, as the government was criticized for lackluster terror attacks in the past, launched new attacks outside the capital. hillary clinton after meeting with the prime minister of you tar qatar called yemen a top concern. >> we see the ongoing efforts by al-qaeda in yemen to use it as a base for terrorist attacks far beyond the region. >> the u.s. embassy remained closed for a second day as to the british and french embassy. japan, germany and the czech republic sensing peril closed their embassy today. the al-qaeda threats to the embassy intensified recently. >> they are targeting our
-stars and the friday lightning round right here, right now. welcome to washington, i'm bret baier. the man authorities say tried to blow up an american airliner on christmas day went before a judge today. correspondent steve brown has the story from detroit. in his first court appearance, umar farouk abdulmutallab through his attorney pled not guilty to all six counts in the federal indictment charging him with attempting to detonate a bomb concealed in his underwear aboard northwest flight 253. wearing a white t-shirt and olive pants, the nigerian national spoke softly as he confirmed he was not challenging being held without bond. standing with abdulmutallab, miriam ceiver, one of three public dependers with strong reputations. >> i would describe them as the a-plus team. they are extraordinary lawyers, individually and, and they will be extraordinary defense team as a group. >> bret: although it was thought that abdulmutallab's father would be at the arraignment, he was not. >> let him through. let him through. >> bret: instead, on hand was one person from the nigerian embassies and attorneys repre
: from washington, i'm bret baier. new report says terror suspects released from guantanamo bay prison are much more likely to return to the old ways than we thought. national correspondent catherine herridge look at the numbers and what they mean. >> reporter: at least one in five detainees has returned or is suspected of returning to the battlefield according to three knowledgeable sources familiar with the pent review. this is a significant jump from april when pentagon officials confirmed one in seven detainees was back in the fight or 14%. pentagon spokesman would not comment directly on the report because it's classified but after being peppered with questions he did not deny the rate is climbing. >> we have done two reports we released publicly. one showed at 11% and another showed at 14%. i don't think the trend reversed itself. >> reporter: it's now documented for those with al-qaeda of arabian peninsula. this was aqap that claimed responsibility for attempted bombing of flight 253 christmas day. once seen as a regional player in the last year, u.s. officials say aqap expanded
>> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. this is "special report." a presidential pivot away from focussing on healthcare reform. >> creating good sustainable jobs is the single most important thing we can do to rebuild the middle class. >> bret: major garrett with the president's new tone and no proposals ahead of the "state of the union" address. >> will finally end the use of big contracts once and for all. >> bret: that was candidate obama's pledge, but in a fox news exclusive, james rosen discloses a big no-bid contact awarded to company owned by obama donor. the administration struggles to explain the timeline for charging the christmas day bomber as a criminal. >> the charges didn't happen until several days later. >> bret: catherine herridge with the internal finger pointing. plus brit hume's analysis on the democrats options moving forward. the all-star panel, steve haze, mara liasson and charles krauthammer. special report starts right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> bret: after a week of stinging political rebukes, president obama is trying to set the stage for his second year
and abortion. all that, plus the fox all-stars right here, right now. >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. "state of the union" address that was supposed to celebrate the achievement of president obama's top agenda item, healthcare reform. will instead instead attempt t reconnect wounded leader with public that swept him to power a little more than a year ago. we have fox team coverage. brit hume is here out of the washington bureau. chief political spore on the dent carl cameron looks at what -- correspondent carl cameron and then major garrett, white house spore respondent. nancy pelosi is challenging the president ahead of the speech on one of the key proposals? >> reporter: right. economy and jobs will dominate the speech. white house made it clear in the last two days, not healthcare, which a story unto itself. but the president is going to try to appeal to independents and republicans concerned about the deficit saying i want a three-year spending freeze, at least as it relates to non-defense discretionary spending. the speaker said, no, no, i want it applied to the defense d
, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. not good enough. that's the message the national security community got today from president obama. following what he referred to as a screw-up. allowing a man to try to blow up an american airliner on christmas day. senior white house correspondent major garrett reports on the president getting tough with his team. >> reporter: president obama delivered a harsh grade and gave agencies on the front line battling terror stern new instructions. >> time and again we learned quickly piecing together information and taking swift action is critical to saying one step ahead of nimble adversary so we have to do better. and we will do better. we have to do it quickly. american lives are on the line. >> reporter: mr. obama met for two hours with the anti-terror team and though he promised accountability, no heads rolled. he said the problem wasn't the information on bombing suspect umar farouk abdulmutallab but acting on it. >> it's increasingly clear that intelligence was not fully analyzed or fully leveraged. that is not accept
round, right here, right now. ♪ ♪ welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. while president obama talked jobs in ohio, one job in particular is apparently very much in question tonight. the one held by federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. the ticking clock may be winding down on bernanke's days at the helm and there is a very fluid situation right now in congress. fox business network correspondent peter barnes has a developing story that, peter, really could affect the markets. >> and our pocketbooks, bret. we have been getting reports all day from senators announcing how they will plan to vote on bernanke's renomination. the surprise is more nos from democratic senators, allies of the president. that may be why harry reid just announced moments ago he will vote yes on bernanke after bernanke promised to do more to help the xy. when the president endorsed bernanke for another four-year term in august it looked like smooth sailing. >> ben approached a financial system on the verge of lapse with calm and wisdom, bold action and out-of-the-box thinking. >> but now with just nine days unt
stars right here, right now. >>> welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. we are getting a better idea of just how bad things are in haiti following tuesday's earthquake. the red cross estimates up to 50,000 dead. thousands more may be trapped under rubble. 3 million people are in need of help. steve hairing began is live in port-au-prince with an update on conditions in that city. good evening, steve. >> reporter: recovery operations are underway at port-au-prince where gasoline is available. they're using backhoes and bulldozers. where it's not, they're operating by hand. mainly haitians saving haitians and as far as the wounded or the hungry, no sign of much aid getting to them yet. here is what we saw throughout the day. >> they're looking for people 'cause they think there are still people alive inside the building who are trapped inside. >> most people here either have masks on or pulling their shirts above their head because there are a lot of dead bodies really visible. if you walk down the sidewalk, there is one right about ten yards from me covered with a sheet. it's a pretty
the fox all-stars right here, right now. >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm ba bret baier. republicans trying to get obama to change his mind about bringing 9/11 suspects to new york, have help from across the aisle. national correspondent catherine herridge reports on a renewed effort to avoid a spectacle many feel will be too costly and too dingous. >> reporter: in a letter to the attorney general eric holder, six senators urge him to reconsider the opinion to put them on trial as american citizens. "it's not in our national interest to provide them with further publicity or additional advantage." >> they don't deserve the constitutional protection of the court. >> reporter: two republicans, one in house and another in a senate mount a plan to block transfer of khalid sheikh mohammed, the self-described architect of the attack, and his coconspirators by cutting off the federal money. >> by trying him and keep it in new york city could cost up to $1 billion or over $1 billion. it would be done through appropriations process. >> reporter: after the election of scott brown who ran on a
. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. senate majority leader harry reid is trying to fend off calls for his ouster. following word of remarks some considered demeaning to president obama. republicans say the reaction by democrats and the media is evidence of double standard. correspondent shannon bream looks at fall-out. >> i apologized to the president. >> reporter: with that, majority leader harry reid was back in action, keeping to previously scheduled public event in nevada ashe political and civil right leaders rushed to his defense. >> he fought for fairness and democracy for all americans regardless of race, gender and ethnicity. >> it's not going to hurt harry reid for the same reason that the president accepted his apology and for the reason that i think the african-american community will, too, because harry reid has earned it. >> reporter: reid's remarks recounted in a newly released book that barack obama could be elected president because he's "light skin" with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one was apparently meant as a compliment and reid said he was one of
. outside of washington, big trouble for the democratic governor of illinois. on january 9, the state house voted to impeach rod blagojevich for abusing his power. including allegedly trying to sell the senate seat vacated by barack obama. ten days later roland burris was sworn in and he admitted trying to raise funds by blagojevich. blagojevich was removed from office january 29. burris says he won't run again. when we come back, the president decides to stimulate the struggling economy and ignite a year-long debate. qlú ñ2x >> bret: welcome back. the president started out february 2009 by announcing that the white house would have direct supervision over the 2010 census. well, republicans immediately said president obama was trying to politicize the census, which among other things determines congressional redistricting. in mid-february, president obama's one-time political rival hillary clinton began her first trip as secretary of state. clinton visited several key asian nations, including china, where she made headlines by saying the u.s. could not press human rights issues at the ex
stimulus package we hear rumored about in washington, d.c., when the first stimulus package almost a trillion dollars of monies that the public coffers did not have to spend this again in the second stimulus is nonsense to most americans. the first stimulus package hasn't even been spent entirely. it certainly hasn't been measured for any success. for congress and the white house to start talking a second stimulus package makes no sense. what we need to do is reduce capital gains taxes, reduce taxes on corporations and small businesses and our economic so private sector, families, businesses can keep more of what we earn. can prioritize, reinvest, create jobs that's how the economy is going to roar back to life. president reagan did that in the itties -- in the 80s. it worked. let's learn from what he did in the 80s. not go down this nonsense cal road growing more debt, building more government and expect that somehow everything is going to work out okay. >> what the problems that we have? there are different needs in different communities. detroit has a different need than maybe m
is going on in washington. having a incumbent who has voted 97% of the time with nancy ballots. i want to be representing suffolk county. >> i firmly believe the best way to present myself to my constituents as a candidate for reelection is to do the job i was elected to do. and so i am focusing 100% of my energy on being the best member of congress i can be. >> it turns out that chris cox is following his grand grandfather's political path. in 1946, richard nixon challenged a five term inincumbent congressman and won before going on to the senate the vice presidency and the oval office. for now his grandson only has eyes for the first step. in smith town long island, i'm acre sean, fox news. >> the lawyer for one of the four men accused of trying to tamper with the phones of louisiana democratic senator mary landrieu says the group was trying to capture video of her staff ignoring constituent complaints about health care reform. one of the four suspects is filmmaker james o'keefe whose undercover video exposed staff misbehavior at a liberal advocacy group acorn last year. we'll talk a
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